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And the winner of the Rocketmiles / 50,000 Virgin miles and an Apple Watch competition is …

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I’m delighted that we have a winner for the Rocketmiles-sponsored competition which ran two weeks ago.

Firstly, I’d like to apologise for the delay in announcing the winner.  This was partly due to the Memorial Day holiday in the US, where Rocketmiles is based, and partly because Rocketmiles wanted to get some advice in order to be certain that the winner would not have a US tax liability (they won’t!).

The winner of the Apple Watch and 50,000 Virgin Flying Club miles is ….. Stuart H.  Well done! 

I recognised the name so it went to one of our regular readers.  There were over 4,400 entries which is a fantastic result.  Thank you to everyone who took part.

Black Apple Watch

You can still get 3,000 Virgin miles even if you aren’t Stuart H ….

Don’t forget that, to promote their new partnership with Virgin Atlantic, Rocketmiles is still offering 3,000 bonus Virgin Flying Club miles to new customers when they make their first hotel booking via the site, however small.

This is valid on any booking of any size. It is on top of the standard amount of Virgin Flying Club miles you will earn. This is clearly a very attractive deal – and if you book a cheap one night stay to trigger the miles, it will be an excellent result.

The terms and conditions of the ‘first booking bonus’ can be found here. You have until July 31st to make your booking and the stay can be for a date even further into the future.  It is very easy way to pick up 3,000 Virgin Flying Club miles and represents a great return on the cost of a low value stay, whilst also letting you see how easy it is to earn miles via Rocketmiles.

The link to this offer on the Rocketmiles site is here.


HFP Virgin Atlantic Rewards credit card

How to earn Virgin Points from UK credit cards (January 2021)

As a reminder, there are various ways of earning Virgin Points from UK credit cards.  Many cards also have generous sign-up bonuses!

You can choose from two official Virgin Atlantic credit cards (apply here, one has a bonus of 15,000 Points):

Virgin Rewards credit card

Virgin Atlantic Reward Mastercard

The UK’s most generous free Visa or Mastercard at 0.75 points / £1 Read our full review

Virgin Rewards Plus credit card

Virgin Atlantic Reward+ Mastercard

15,000 points bonus and the most generous non-Amex for day to day spending Read our full review

You can also earn Virgin Points from various American Express cards – and these have sign-up bonuses too.

Click here to read our detailed summary of all UK credit cards which earn Virgin Points

(Want to earn more Virgin Points?  Click here to see our recent articles on Virgin Atlantic and Flying Club and click here for our home page with the latest news on earning and spending other airline and hotel points.)

Comments (3)

  • Nick says:

    Congratulations Stuart!

    • Worzel says:

      Alright Nick, that’s enough patting oneself on the back! 🙂 .

  • stuart h says:

    thanks Rob, thanks Nick…here’s hoping there’s no devaluation before i spend the miles…..# Etihad